In 2074, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent into the past, where a hired gun awaits - someone like Joe - who one day learns the mob wants to 'close the loop' by sending back Joe's future self for assassination.
In the year 2154, the very wealthy live on a man-made space station while the rest of the population resides on a ruined Earth. A man takes on a mission that could bring equality to the polarized worlds.
An alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world. Major William Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop-forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again...and again. But with each battle, Cage becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Blunt). And, as Cage and Vrataski take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy!Written by
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During the opening credits, Cage is making a statement on the upcoming Operation Downfall. The room behind him is NORAD command from the movie WarGames (1983). See more »
When Cage and Rita are training in the firing range, Cage is shooting in a 360 degree dynamic configuration (e.g. at opponents on all sides). Earlier we saw that the range is open at one end and clearly designed for a traditional static firing line. We are shown at one point that a bullet from Cage's weapon barely misses Rita. Shooting a fully automatic weapon in 360 degrees in such an unsafe fashion would not be permitted on a military base, as it would likely result in the death of Rita as well as the bystanders seen nearby. See more »
Trip into the Light
Written by Jeremy Lublin, Stephan Lublin, Craig Bonich, Patrick Meyer and Nathan Post
Performed by Jeremy & The Harlequins
Courtesy of Harlequin Music
By arrangement with Secret Road Music Services, Inc. See more »
I saw the trailer of this, but was expecting another campy "Independence Day" trying to be too funny, "War of the Worlds" that tried to be too serious or "District 9" that was FX for FX sake. I probably would have not gone, but my date said her daughter saw it and loved it.
Wow, was I surprised! The characters make the movie. Cruise's less-than-perfect, frustrated but determined "Cage" quickly got me rooting for him. Emily Blunt's serious "Rita" was a great mirror image protagonist.
The special effects were so clean and well integrated that they didn't overpower the story or become center stage. Instead, they added to bringing in me into making the unreal premise more real.
In the end, this is probably the coolest sci-fi love story I have ever seen. It is nice to see that Hollywood can still produce something other than the formulaic trash that usually keeps me away from the theaters. Warner Brothers, thanks for putting $178 million on the table to make this!
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